Past Winners

MISMR Annual Essay Winners

2017

Maryan Toma

Walled Lake High School

Teacher:  MaryKay Marks, PhD

Essay Title: Paws for a Cause

Honorable Mentions

Meghan Monaghan

Troy High School

Essay Title: The Benefits of Animal Research in the Eradication of Ebola

Teacher: Rebecca Brewer

Anna Borucki

Kenowa Hills High School

Teacher: Jacky Prinz

Aria Spence

Walled Lake Central High School

Essay Title: Clearing Out the Confusion from the Arteries of Biomedical Research

Teacher: Dr. MaryKay Marks

 

2016

First Place Winner Taylor Keppel

Grandville Calvin Christian High School

Essay Title: Seeing A Better Future: The Importance of Using Animals in Vision Research

Teacher: Nate Adema

Honorable Mentions

Melinda Dickow

Walled Lake Central High School

Essay Title: How One Mouse Can Change the World

Teacher: Dr. MaryKay Marks

Isabelle Rosales

Walled Lake Central High School

Essay Title: The Use of Rodents in Brain Cancer Research

Teacher: Dr. MaryKay Marks

 

2015

Stacey Morgan

Walled Lake Central High School

Essay Title: Defeating the Incurable

Winning Teacher:  MaryKay Marks

 

2014

Allie McElroy

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: The Miracle Mouse

Winning Teacher:  Jacky Prinz

 

2013

Adina Dobre

Walled Lake School, Walled Lake, MI

Essay Title: Scientists Lacking Labcoats

Winning Teacher:  MaryKay Marks

 

2012

Emily Wu

Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, MI

Essay Title: It was all Started by a Mouse

Winning Teacher:  Julie Smith

 

2011

Katherine Selwa

Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, MI

Essay Title: Of Mice and Men

Winning Teacher:  Julie Smith

 

2010

Jordan Keen

Dexter High School, Dexter, MI

Essay Title: From Statistic to Realistic

Winning Teacher:  Cheryl V. Wells

 

2009

Brock Grosso

Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center

Essay Title: Animal Research: Past, Present, and Future

Winning Teacher:  Mary Lindow

 

2008

Patricia Holbel

Walled Lake Central High School

Essay Title:  Man’s Best Friend

Winning Teacher:  Mary Kay Marks

 

2007

Emily Bolthouse

Battle Creek Math & Science Center

Essay Title: Animals Pass the Test

Winning Teacher: Mary Lindow

 

2006

Yanyao Fu

Battle Creek Math & Science Center

Essay Title: Man’s Best Friend

Winning Teacher: Mary Linlow

 

2005

Situnyiwe Chirunga

John Glenn High School

Essay Title: Why Animals?

Winning Teacher: Cathy German

 

2004

Jenna Dahn

John Glenn High School

Essay Title:  Clearing up the Myth

Winning Teacher: Cathy German

 

2003

Audrey Sanders

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: Research from the Heart

Winning Teacher: Jacky Prinz

 

2002

Kasey Howrigon

Plainwell High School

Essay Title:  Taking One Life for Another

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Hope

Jim McCarthy

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title:  Of Mice and Medicine

Winning Teacher: Jacky Prinz

 

2001

Steve Graves

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: Without Animals Will There be Hope for Man?

Winning Teacher:  Jacky Prinz

 

2000

Lisa Marie Heyboer

Grand Rapids, Union High School

Essay Title: Animal Research Reaps Rewards

Winning Teacher: Mrs. Sebastian

 

1999

Diane Fayette

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: Benefits of Animal Research

Winning Teacher:  Jacky Prinz

 

1998

Holly Graves

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: A Human Life Versus an Animal Life

Winning Teacher:  Jacky Prinz

 

1997

Katie Fayette

Kenowa Hills High School

Essay Title: Benefits of Biomedical Research

Winning Teacher:  Jacky Prinz

1996

Danielle Dix

White Pine High School

Essay Title: For the Sake of Tomorrow

Winning Teacher: Patricia Caramella

Lindsey Alpert

West Bloomfield High School

Essay Title: Life or Death? Why we Must Use Animals in Biomedical Research

Winning Teacher: Christine Taylor

 

1995

Nora Candela

Theodore Roosevelt High School

Essay Title: Could PETA Cost you Someone Special?

 

1994

Amanda K. Garlock

Kalamazoo Math and Science Center

Essay Title: The Necessity of Animal Research

Ovid-Elsie High School

David Kawamura

Essay Title: Seeking Justification for Our Actions

 

1993

Aaron Saari

White Pine High School

Essay Title: Hanging in the Balance

 

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